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Composite Lumber

A family of materials that contain wood in whole or fiber form and are bound together with an adhesive of natural or synthetic form.

Compound Cut

A double cut made across the member width.

Concentrated Load

Superimposed load centered at a given point( ie roof mounted AC unit.)

Connector Plate

Pre-punched metal toothed connectors located at the joints and splices of a truss and designed to hold the forces that occur at those locations.

Conventional Framing

Framing with conventional joists rafters and wall studs.

Cottage Roof

 Same as Hip Roof

Creep

Deformation of a structural member under constant load over time.

Cricket

A ridge or drainage diverting roof framing. Generally found on the high sloped end of a chimney.

Dead Load

Any permanent load such as the weight of roofing, flooring, sheathing, insulation or ceiling material, as well as the weight of the truss itself.

Deflection

Downward vertical movement of a truss (when in place) due to dead and live loads.

Design Loads

The dead and live loads which a truss is engineered to support.

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